R. Christopher Teichler, Composer

Allegro Agitato

- Orchestra ($50 for Print Version, $35 for e-Delivery)

A driving, rhythmic piece for string orchestra. (Grade 3/4)

Crossover

- Symphony Orchestra ($80 for Print Version)

Crossover is a “band piece for orchestra." I took many of the expectations that I associate with new band music (such as mixed meter, a strong tonal center, syncopated and aggressive rhythms and prominent melodies) and put them into an orchestral context. To me, the result is something that is very reminiscent of film music, which makes me wonder if many of todays band composers are displaced film composers!

Instrumentation
3[1.2.pic] 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - Timp + 2[Xyl, Vib, Marim, Crash, Tri, BD] Strings

Fantasy on an American Hymn

- String Orchestra ($40 for the Print Version, $30 for e-Delivery)

Commissioned by Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL. This piece is based on the hymn tune BEACH SPRING. I "through composed" this setting, trying to do as much as I could with fragments of the tune to generate musical material. The tune is stated completely only at the very beginning, then the development process begins. This piece is dedicated to Mr. Will Burck and the Waubonsie Valley High School Gold Campus Concert Orchestras.

Legacy

- String Orchestra ($50 for Print Version)

This piece was commissioned by the Illinois Prairie School District (Aurora, Naperville) to honor the legacy of Mr. Howard Crouse, Superintendent of the district. The piece was to celebrate what he has done for the districts arts programs, as well as say a bittersweet goodbye.